Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Librarians - My Review

So in 2004 a TV movie came out on TNT staring Noah Wyle called The Librarian: Quest for the Spear. It looked like a fun Indiana Jones type movie and I was a huge fan of Mr. Wyle from his ER days so I gave it a watch and really enjoyed the movie. Two years later in 2006 another TV movie came out titled The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines and I enjoyed this one even more. And again two years later in 2008 the third TV movie was released called The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice. It was good but not as good as the previous two. But these were some fun movies. 

A few months back I heard they were doing a series based on The Librarian TV movies called The Librarians, plural. This was exciting news as I really enjoyed these movies. I figured Noah Wyle wasn't going to be in them as he's doing Falling Skies and from the promo poster it looked like a brand new cast. 

Though the series is called The Librarians each episode has a subtitle to go along with it. The first episode which is actually two hours and made up of two episodes is called The Librarians: And the Crown of King Arthur and the second half was The Librarians: And the Sword in the Stone.

Here is a quick synopsis for part one.. And the Crown of King Arhur. Someone is killing off potential Librarians and it's up to Flynn Carsen and his new Guardian, Colonel Eve Baird, to save the three that are left.

And for part two.. And the Sword in the Stone. The Serpent Brotherhood is trying to return magic to our world. Flynn, Colonel Baird, and the potential Librarians must stop them before it's too late.

This first episode was so good!!!! Not only did we get back Noah Wyle as Flynn but we also got back Bob Newhart's character Judson and Jane Curtain's character Charlene. They introduced the new characters nicely you quickly attach yourself to them, though some are more likeable then others. They did a great job at explaining/writing out both Newhart and Curtain's characters but leaving it open for them to return from time to time. Also Noah's character Flynn isn't going to be the focus of the series but he will be in and out of episodes. And I really liked Rebecca Romijn character who seems to be the new lead. All in all it was a nice transitional episode from one set of characters that we know and love to a the new set of characters that we will get to know and love... very well done.

It's only gonna run for 10 episodes but I'm looking forward to each and every one of them.

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